Stephanie Brodie (Muir, Class of 2002) and her husband Stephen welcomed their beautiful baby girl Harriet Esther Brodie on the 1 November 2022.

Emily Ceko (Class of 2007)and her partner welcomed their precious little girl, Ruby Adeline on Anzac Day, 25 April 2022. 

Briony Karakoussis (Fowler, Class of 2007) and her husband Peter welcomed Chloe Isabella Karakoussis on the 6 October 2022. Sienna is loving being a big sister and cuddling Chloe! 


Congratulations to Madeline Townsend (Class of 2008) and Stephen Coles (Class of 2008) became engaged in March 2023. Their beautiful engagement phots were taken by Packing Light Photography,  owned by Andrew Coles (Class of 2005) and his partner Alysha. 

“We met each other in high school and both participated in musicals and productions. We have been strong friends since school and supported each other through tough times. After three years in a relationship, we are excited to announce that we are engaged to be married. We share a mutual joy of hiking and camping.”


Congratulations to Scotty James (Class of 2013) and his wife Chloe Stroll on their wedding in Northern Italy recently. 


Tamara Curran (Class of 2000) Born 17 of February 1983, passed away surrounded by family and loved ones, 14 August 2022. We are in awe of her humour, love of animals, courage, strength, bravery, inner and outer beauty. Rest in Peace.

Ann Braham (Gluth, Class of 1957) passed away mid 2022.

Patricia ‘Trish’ Charles (Carroll, Class of 1956) passed away on the 12 June 2022. “Who did it her way and enjoyed it all”

Anne Duthie (Pool, Class of 1963) passed away suddenly on 1 March 2023. Much loved wife to Alexander. Adored mum to Jennifer, John and Andrew. Loved Nan Nan to her 5 grandchildren. Anne’s Mum was the cook at the Tintern boarding house during Anne’s school years as a boarder at Tintern. Despite moving overseas Anne kept in touch with schools friends over the years, including Vanessa Payne (Wearing-Smith, Class of 1963).

Roma McGaw (Morris, Class of 1946) passed away on the 22 January at 92 years of age. As a Tintern Old Girl, Roma was instrumental setting up ‘TOGA on the Peninsula’, reconnecting with past students and organizing local gatherings.

Roma often reminisced about how much Tintern meant to her and in particular being a woman in the 1940’s she relished her education and the independance it gave her.   A true Tinternite, a TOGA life member and past President from 1979/1980 . Roma also held positions in the parent group when her daughters attended Tintern.

Loved mother of Roger McGaw, Suzanne Heizer (McGaw Class of 1976) and Flick Pop (McGaw Class of 1981. Dearly missed.

Adrienne Snowdon (Meuleman, Class of 1953) passed away peacefully 17 Fruary 2023 at home after a short illness.

Beloved mother to John and partner Sandy, Angela and husband Colin, Shelly and partner Rob ,Elyse and partner Jim. Grandmother to Bethanie (Daniel) Ben, Matthew(Bailey) Tom, Nelson (Monika) and Alex(dec) Great Grandmother to Adeline, Ben, Freya, Ebony and Malakai. Beloved ex-wife to John White. Beloved wife to Jim Snowdon (dec) and family. Beloved sister to Bruce (dec), Marian Harris (Meuleman, Class of 1961), Graeme and family, Margaret Meuleman (Class of 1955) and family. Beloved Aunt to Helen (Johnny) and Carol.

She was loved by all that knew her and will be greatly missed.

Suzie Wharton (Ryan, Class of 1968) passed away on the 26 August 2023, after a long struggle with illness. Survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, David Wharton.

Suzie founded Chocoholics Tours, having been introduced to the delights and health benefits of chocolate by her father, a closet chocoholic. Offering small group walking tours of Melbourne’s desserts and chocolate. In 2001, Suzie launched her book Spoil yourself – a Chocoholic Guide to Melbourne and in 2012 received a Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Bronze Commendation Award for her 10 continuous years of promoting Melbourne.

Community Deaths

Tintern mourns the passing of past teacher Andrew Dwight on the 25 April 2023. He joined Tintern in late 2001 as a Science teacher, fresh with his practical knowledge of Science and an enthusiastic attitude towards teaching. He quickly became a popular and respected teacher at Tintern, teaching Year 7 Maths and Year 9 Science before travelling all the way to Senior College to teach his Year 12 Biology and IB Theory of Knowledge students. A pastoral mentor in Years 7 and 9, Andrew really enjoyed participating in camps and pastoral activities.

Showcasing his innovative talents as he introduced Year 10 Medical Science, a subject which offered interested students an opportunity to acquire research, communication and critical thinking skills in the Science field.

Andrew left Tintern to go to Canada in August 2006 to pursue Post Graduate study in Theology in Canada.



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